I'm sure (I hope), Walsh understands the cap to where this (and Felton) deals aren't going to hinder our ability to ensnare Melo.
That said I like the deal.
Stat is a given beast. Turiaf is a proven enforcer and beefy rotation guy. Randolph is already a defensive prescense and sheer athleticism makes him a 2way threat.
Now we have 2 7fters in Jordan and Timorex who are young, fit nicely, and have big upside.
We are pretty stacked at the 4-5 and it isn't really a logjam bc of the players' unique capabilities and age/development.
AR is all the more tradeable now, also. And we need every potential edge we can get in possibly getting Melo.
(I would do all not to trade him though.)
3 mil a year? I know Donny and the Knicks organization know something about this guy we don't. I hope it's good. From what i've seen in the videos is he's really athletic for a big guy. The alleys he was catching was thrown pretty high. Also looks like a tough hard-nosed player. Maybe it is a good pickup. Only time will tell...
Either way don't like something in Morrow, or we think we found something in this guy.
If we committed 3 mil of our cap next year.... We better be right.
That article you're quoting is from 2 years ago.
He plays first division ball now and plays for the Russian National Team.
Watch tape of him. He is a high risk high reward player. His agility is unreal for someone that high and weight.
I've also heard that his contract isn't guaranteed.
Can we still go after Mello next year fafter this?
Also After this deal I think we should call it an off season. Maybe see how Ewing jr. Does in the summer leauge or if tmac wants minimum but that's it.
Mozgav is a ****ing gem, only a retard would argue we shouldve signed barron instead. With amare, randolph, and turiaf he would be our 4th best player stuck between 4 and 5. Hes also 29 and probably is about to regress. Mozgov is a legit 7-1, who looks about like a russian David Robinson. He is the perfect long term center prospect for the ssol. He is big enough to play the dwights bynums and lopezs of the league but fast enough to play at our speed. He wont play much this yr, but he should get into the rotation in 2011 if all goes well. With Amare/ AR/ Mozgof if AR and Mozgof get better we will have a picture perfect frontcourt for the future. I am very excited, good to see that we are basically rebuilding but it should be a little quicker than rebuilding through the draft.
If his contract is non-guaranteed then it's a very good signing.
If it is guaranteed then it's questionable.
He's only 23/24 which is good. The only question is how come he's never been picked up on anybody's radar? Can only hope he becomes the next Dirk.